Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
Book an appointment for Tuesday 17th October 2023 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Sarofim Hall! Returning after over four decades, Stephen Sondheim’s renowned score makes a comeback in this 105-minute full-scale production of the eerie classic, directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail.
With the spectacular sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be captivated by Sondheim’s distinctive songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Immerse yourself in a high-quality cast of performers, spooky melodies, and exquisitely crafted choreography against the ominous backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the title barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this ghastly, yet surprisingly funny, tale of vengeance, pies, and straight razors. Step into the shadows and bear witness to the horrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Tuesday 17th October 2023 at the Sarofim Hall, Houston.
Be extremely cautious while selecting the place to get your hair done. With over four decades since his first appearance, Sweeney Todd comes back to shave heads and cut throats at the infamous Sarofim Hall on Tuesday 17th October 2023.
"A engrossing revival with ample chuckles and grave frights. Experience the tale–you won't be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Once again, The Legend of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street feeds a fresh generation of inquisitive minds with a 2-hour, 45-minute exhibition of fatal actions shrouded in the darkness of a pre-Victorian London. Join in as an accomplice to the homicidal pair of barber and pie shop owner in an troubling and comically twisted tale teeming with gothic scenes, captivating choreography, and eerie tunes performed by a real-time orchestra including 26 instrumentalists.
Featuring Josh Groban in the role of Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford taking on the character of Mrs. Lovett, the performance proudly displays top-notch on-stage skills in contemporary Broadway.
The full-scale presentation of this musical terror includes director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, alongside Hugh Wheeler's original text and the triumphant comeback of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed score, containing songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Also participating are several of the theater world's most seasoned artists working behind the concealment.
In a fresh conversation earlier in the year, primary actor Annaleigh Ashford shared her profound respect for the initial Mrs. Lovett, Broadway icon Angela Lansbury.
"I forever dreamed of emulating Angela Lansbury as I grew older, since she personified the penultimate role actress. She possessed the talent to find humor and life, as well as compassion within every single persona she played… She performed during an era when the prevailing influence was the patriarchy, and she navigated with elegance and affection… Each time I met her — our paths crossed thrice — I shed tears in an awkward that was uncomfortable enough for me to withdraw."
Quench your thirst for adventure on Tuesday 17th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Malevolent Barber of Fleet Street makes his spectacular arrival at the stately Sarofim Hall, situated in the heart of Houston.